Maybe… I’m done

I haven’t been blogging much of late, have you noticed? I don’t know why that is. I write when I feel like, and sometimes (not often) when I don’t. But in recent times, I haven’t felt like and I haven’t. So I suddenly had this thought today: Maybe, I’m done.

I’ve had writer’s block in the past, more than once, and it has gone away on its own. This time, it’s different. This doesn’t feel like writer’s block. This feels like I’m done. Of course, I could be wrong. Time will tell.

I didn’t have any specific aims in mind when I started blogging – here, or at Yahoo 360 before this. I didn’t aim for x number of years, y number of posts, or z number of views. As it turns out, I’ve currently garnered 72,000 views (that includes ~20,000 on the Yahoo blog) over a little less than 6 years. And in that time, I’ve churned out about 600 posts! That’s probably a lot more, on all three counts, than what I would have aimed for had I aimed for anything at all six years ago.

What I did intend, when I discovered blogging, was to get a lot of practice in writing. I suppose I’ve done that. What I was practicing for, I’m still not quite sure. Maybe there’s a different kind of writing that I will turn to now. Or maybe, I’m just done with recreational writing (as opposed to writing as a job). Time will tell.

I was really pleased with the responses I got to my first book through my blog, so definitely if/when my second book comes out, I will announce it here. So don’t take me off your reader/subscription/whatever yet.

Besides, you never know, I might change my mind and decide I’m not quite done, yet. You wouldn’t want to miss it if that happens, would you?

6 Responses to Maybe… I’m done

  1. Amit M. says:

    You know that song which goes sleep when I am dead or something similar. Well, that’s when you will be done.

  2. Jiju says:

    Good one, Amit:)! This girl is sometimes ridculous… maybe she was plain tired when she wrote this…. I don’t want to stop reading your blog. So you better stop cribbing and start writing.

  3. Prakash says:

    Amazing, I was just thinking about this yesterday that your blogs have come down. Is Google + has anything to do with this?

  4. Supriya says:

    @Poupee97: Notwithstanding the fact that there will be a big hole in our lives if you stop writing for entertainment, I hope you can find enjoyment in writing once again. If not, then it is better to stop.
    Here’s hoping that you’ll be back with a bang as soon as possible.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Agree with Supriya on this… So here’s hoping that you enjoy writing again… And that we have more blogs from you too πŸ™‚

    Christina

  6. Arun says:

    ohh come on..this is the second time i am hearing you talking abt this.
    Apart from the usual explanation given last time that why you should not stop writing, To be frank, it is not an easy job to google and find another writer who writes in regular , responds in regular and writes something which makes sense to one’s daily-reading habits! So please don’t stop! πŸ˜€

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